Children: Mum! Dad! Let’s go see the Big 5 in Kenya this holiday!
Dad: We’ll decide on that after we go to Hong Kong
Children: Is that where King Kong lives?
Mum: King Kongs.
The elated family is seated in a stadium,
waiting to see the King Kongs fight over an egg.
The commentator erupts: The Buffalo, Otieno
big but runs like – now you see me, now you don’t
his feet roar like a stampede when he runs
he is the Buffalo but his hand-off is the Big Five
yeye ni Shujaa for he fills up his shoes
amekula sima akaunga
Alvin: isn’t that the way Indians say I’ll win?
He stands his ground and leaves a mark
The crowd gazes in awe as the buffalo grazes gracefully.
A now broke Dad: so kids, do you still want to go to Kenya this holiday?
Excited Children: we’ll wait!
By African Spinach